11-12 December 2019

Naples, Italy


11 December 2019

8:45 - 9:00      Registration

9:00 - 9:15      Opening Ceremony

9:15     Session 1 - Omics technologies for drug discovery

9:15 - 10:00    Keynote

            Computational -omics approaches to natural product                                            discovery

            Prof. Marnix Medema, Wageningen University

10:00 - 10:30 Invited

               The biodiscovery effort at IMBM

               Dr. Leonardo van Zyl, The University of the Western Cape

10:30 - 11:00  Invited

             Use of ion mobility in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics of                         marine natural products

             Prof. Espen Hansen, The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

11:00 - 11:20  Coffee break

11:20 - 11:50  Invited

             Genome editing in diatoms

              Dr. Mariella Ferrante, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

11:50 - 12:10  Mining metagenomes of Geodia barretti from different                                 depths  for biosynthetic gene clusters

             Ms. Asimenia Gavriilidou, Wageningen University & Reasearch

12:10 - 12:30 Mining for bioactive products in diatom transcriptomes

             Dr. Valeria Di Dato, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

12:40 - 14:00       Lunch

14:00 - 14:30  Invited

             New developments in natural products from marine benthic                                 invertebrates

             Prof. Conxita Avila, University of Barcelona

14:30 - 14:50  Bioprospecting Marine Actinomycetes for Novel Anti-                                Tubercular Drugs

             Ms. Daniela Tizabi, University of Maryland Center for Environmental                     Science


14:50   Session 2 - Improving marine secondary metabolite production

14:50 - 15:35  Keynote

             Waking-up silent genes for natural product discovery

             Dr. Christophe Corre, University of Warwick

15:35 - 15:55  Nutrient starvation to enhance bioactivity in microalgae

             Dr. Chiara Lauritano, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

15:55 - 16:10  Coffee break

16:10 - 16:30  Fungal cultivability and activation of silent gene clusters

             Dr. Teppo Rama, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway

16:30 – 17:15  Keynote

    Exploring the Microbial Enzymatic Toolbox for Natural                                  Product (Bio-)Synthesis

            Prof. Tobias A. M. Gulder, Technische Universität München

17:15 - 18:45  Poster Session – Neapolitan-style Aperitif


20:00 Social Dinner

Pizzeria Salvo – Via Riviera di Chiaia, 271


12 December 2019

9:15     Session 3 - An Ocean of big data: which future?

9:15 - 10:00    Keynote

            The evolution of genome mining for secondary/specialized                                  metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters

            Prof. Tilmann Weber, DTU - The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center                      for Biosustainability

10:00 – 10:20 

    Dr. Marco Borra, Stazione Zoologica

    - The contribute of EMBRC to the Blue Growth    

10:20 – 12:45:

             Prof. Tilmann Weber, DTU

             - Advantages of - omic approaches for natural products discovery

             Prof. Marnix Medema

             - How to take advantage of the "Big Data" generated by  –omics                           technologies.

             Dr. Maria Immacolata Ferrante, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

             - The contribute of genome editing techniques

             Prof. Ferdinando Boero, University of Naples Federico II

             - Sustainability and – omics approaches

             Dr. Leonard van Zyl, The University of the Western Cape.

             - The Blue growth in South Africa

             Dr. Adrianna Ianora, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

             - New opportunities for sustainable blue growth


12:45 - 13:00 Concluding Remarks


Edited by Valeria Di Dato and Giovanna Romano, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Graphics by Flora Palumbo, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Last update: 19 december 2019

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